Dr. Wen Zhu, Assistant Professor

Professional Preparation/Appointments

Ph. D. Purdue University (2015)
Postdoc, Cardiff University (2016-2017)
Postdoc, University of California Berkeley (2017-2021)
Research Scientist, Astex Pharmaceuticals (2021-2022)

Contact Information

Email wzhu@chem.fsu.edu
Office 4004 CSL 850.64x.xxxx
Lab 4501 CSL  

Programs of Research


Research Specialties

Bioanalytical, Chemical Biology, Structural Biology, Synthesis and Catalysis

Research Interest

Research in Wen Zhu’s laboratory focuses on translating the fundamental understanding of enzyme catalysis into the knowledge needed for innovative drug discovery. We use genome mining, mechanistic enzymology, structural biology, and biophysical tools to investigate how metallocofactors and protein motions control catalysis.

Faculty Interview